The Devil Himself
The Mutiny of 1800
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Devil Himself by Dudley Pope
Book DescriptionMust naval history be dull? Never in the hands of master storyteller Dudley Pope! Accurate, fair, thorough, and lively, this penetrating account of a mutiny and its aftermath shows why Pope was as widely respected as a historian as he was popular as a novelist. From contemporary British documents and the dusty French naval archives in Brest, Pope returns to vivid life the men, the ship, and the tragic chain of events following a capture by the press-gang. The French labelled their records of this extraordinary 1800 mutiny 'Le Diable Lui-meme', the Devil Himself. The British crew of the Danae -- a captured French corvette -- mutinied, sailed the ship back to France, turned it over to Napoleon and received a cash reward! Who survives, who hangs, who dies disgraced in a far-off colonial posting -- Pope tells the whole curious story. It was his gift for bringing history to life that led C S Forester to encourage Dudley Pope to try his hand at fiction. Fans of Pope's 'Lord Ramage' novels may even spot the historical figures who inspired some of their favourite fictional character and plot elements.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781590130353
(215mm x 140mm x 17mm)
Imprint: McBooks Press
Publisher: McBooks Press
Publish Date: 1-Apr-2003
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Dudley Pope
73 North, Paperback (March 2013)
A brilliant and authoritative account and analysis of four British Destroyers fighting off the battleship Lutzow, heavy cruiser Admiral Hippe,r and six destroyers, so as to protect a convoy bound for Russia in hostile northern waters. Pope manages to show how power and iron discipline is not always a match for ingenuity, initiative, and courage.
Battle of the River Plate, Hardback (January 2005)
Pope presents this true, enthralling account of the men, ships, and tactics which culminated in this naval action that so brilliantly began Britain's war at sea.
Ramage and the Freebooters, Paperback (May 2003)» View all books by Dudley Pope
Lieutenant Lord Ramage is given command of the Triton brig and ordered to deliver three sealed dispatches to admirals in the Caribbean. Unfortunately, he is also given command of a mutinous crew. This is the third novel in the 'Ramage' series and captures all the seafaring adventure of Nelson's Caribbean.
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Author Biography - Dudley Pope
Dudley Pope was a naval defense correspondent for the "London Evening News "andthe author of the 18 novelsin theLord Ramage series."
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